PROGRAMME DETAILS

Grace In Gravity: The Craft of Characterisation and Setting

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

5 Nov, Sun 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Barrie Sherwood

DESCRIPTION

A young character survives a difficult childhood and attains actualisation. That is the story at the heart of acclaimed novels and novellas by authors Claire Keegan, Deirdre Sullivan and Paul McVeigh. The three Irish writers will talk about the formal elements of their works, from characterisation to the evocation of mood and setting.


This session is made possible with the assistance of Cultural Ireland and is part of Country Focus: Ireland

FEATURING

Irish short story writer Claire Keegan has published the collections Antarctica (1999) and Walk the Blue Fields (2007), as well as the story ‘Foster’ as a standalone book (2010). She has been translated into 15 languages and won numerous awards. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize in 2008, awarded to the strongest collection published in the British Isles, while ‘Foster’ won the 2009 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award, then the world’s richest prize for a single story. 

Claire Keegan is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Deirdre Sullivan is a writer and teacher from Galway, Ireland. She has published four novels: the Primrose Leary trilogy (2010, 2013, 2014) and Needlework (2016). Her books have previously been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year, and the Children’s Books Ireland awards. Needlework received a White Raven in 2016. Deirdre’s next book, a collection of dark fairytale retellings called Tangleweed and Brine, comes out this year.

Deirdre Sullivan is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Paul McVeigh was born in Belfast. His work has been performed on stage, radio and television, published in print, and translated into seven languages. He started out as a playwright, with comedy shows performed at the Edinburgh Festival and the West End. He then turned to prose, with short stories published in journals and anthologies and read on BBC radio. The Good Son (2015), Paul’s first novel, won the Polari First Book Prize and the McCrea Literary Award. 

Paul McVeigh is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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